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Protesters demand halt to rent and mortgage fees during COVID-19 crisis

The group highlighted their message "If we can't work, we can't pay."

"Party for Socialism and Liberation" invited dozens to get in their cars to parade through downtown Lancaster on Saturday.

Protesters demanded the cancellation of rent and mortgage payments for renters, homeowners, and small businesses until the coronavirus crisis is over.

Tens of millions of U.S. workers have lost their jobs with record numbers of people applying for unemployment.

During the protest, the group highlighted their message "If we can't work, we can't pay."

"Now is the time to fight back. Now we know that we have all the power in this country, that as soon as people have to stop going to work, the country stalls," said Ryan Gebhard, Member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, "that we as the working class have the power to change society. We have to make sure everyone involved is safe, but we have to exert our rights. We have to make sure that people are not being financially devastated by this crisis and we need to do it now."

The parade ended outside of the Lancaster County prison to bring attention to the inmates' dangerous exposure to COVID-19.